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Michelangelo Lecture Nov. 13, 2015

Fredericksburg-Este Association Presents

Early Works of Michelangelo An art history lecture and conversation led by Dr. Marjorie Och

Please plan to join the Fred-Este Association in Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church (905 Princess Anne St.) on Friday, November 13 at 6:30 pm for this free event! Dr. Och (professor of Italian Renaissance Art History at UMW) previously offered an October lecture on Titian; it was a wonderful and thought-provoking evening. This one promises to be excellent as well!

The evening will begin with conversation and light refreshments at 6:30. The art talk will start at 7:00 and conversation will resume by 8:00. Please invite any friends who are interested in Italian culture, and especially those who may be interested in joining our organization. They will have the opportunity to become members of the Fredericksburg-Este Association at this event.

Here is a description of the program:

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was a proud Florentine. Aware that his birthplace was the center of art in fifteenth-century Europe, he studied the work of his Florentine predecessors and explored the city's collections of antiquities. This talk will focus on his early works (ca. 1490-1504) in sculpture and painting, the influence of Florence, and the challenge the art of Rome presented him on his first visit in 1496.


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